COSMOPOLITAN. INDUSTRIOUS. SAFE. Up-and-coming restaurants, a do-it-yourself attitude, new hotels, scenic and social parks, public transit, bike lanes and a walkable international riverfront are redefining downtown Detroit. Architecture from Albert Kahn and Isamu Noguchi lives next to all-night joints selling loaded Coney dogs and Prohibition-born speakeasies pouring locally crafted beer and cocktails. The city’s Greektown, Eastern Market, The District Detroit, Corktown and Midtown neighborhoods are booming with activity.
Detroit’s oldest neighborhood is an Irish-turned-hipster haven with lots of friendly pubs and dive bar hangouts. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.Learn More
- The District
The District’s main feature will be the Little Caesars Arena, home to the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Pistons, other sports and entertainment events, concerts, family shows and community functions.Learn More
- Eastern Market
One of the country’s oldest farmers markets, Eastern Market on Saturdays is full of fruit, veggies, flowers, food and more. The seasonal Sunday Street Market features local items such as home goods, art and jewelry, just to name a few.Learn More
- Entertainment District
This downtown district is a hub of big activity with theaters, music venues and two of downtown’s professional sports facilities, Comerica Park and Ford Field, side by side.Learn More
Walk the streets of Greektown, and take in the people, the atmosphere and the authentic feel of old world Greece. Home to one of three Detroit casinos.Learn More
Home to Wayne State University, Shinola and the major cultural institutions, Midtown boasts unique art galleries and markets, quirky independent retail shops, clubs and some of the best don’t-want-to-miss cuisine in metro Detroit. One of the area’s most walkable, eccentric communities.Learn More
This walkable riverfront community welcomes bikers, walkers and sightseers alike. The Detroit International RiverWalk connects bars, restaurants, an amphitheater and other public amenities. Rent a bike, take a tour, enjoy views of Detroit’s international neighbor, Canada.Learn More
Things to Do
Three Vegas-style casinos run 24/7 in Detroit. Must-see museums celebrate art, music, maritime and African-American history. Urban parks abound. Classic theaters, a bustling cultural district and hip hangouts entertain, and three sports stadiums rock.
Food & Drink
An up-and-coming food mecca, Detroit has a diverse collection of new eateries and watering holes, from gastro pubs and distilleries to French bistros and burger bars, many featuring locally grown ingredients.
Live jazz clubs, salsa dancing on Saturday nights, bars that mix socializing and sports, houses of comedy, and casinos with club DJs spinning dance music of all genres. There’s no party like a Detroit party, no matter your late-night preferences.
Downtown Detroit is in the midst of a retail revival, with boutique and big-name retailers popping up on Woodward Avenue, and a variety of one-of-a-kind shops in Midtown, Eastern Market and other Detroit neighborhoods.
Places to Stay
Hotel options range from contemporary casinos with 1,000-square-foot corner suites to historic landmarks with lobbies and guest rooms restored to legendary glamour. In total, some 5,000 rooms are in Detroit’s prime downtown real estate.
Detroit offers nonstop flights to 150 destinations in the world. And once on the ground, the area is known for having one of the most efficient road systems around. When in the city, travel the QLine from downtown up to Midtown.
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